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What is more reliable?

Postby Carley » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:40 pm

Your BMI or WHR? (waist hip ratio) for women it is under .80 and I am at .75 so I'm in the healthy range but my BMI is around 28 but over weight.

Which would you go by?
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Re: What is more reliable?

Postby fi_112 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:03 pm

I would go BMI, and waist circumference (supposed to be under 80cm).

Hip-waist ratio is more about your body shape, so say for example a woman was naturally an hour glass, and had a waist measurement of 100cm and a hip measurement of 140cm, she would come out with a HWR of .70 (which is apparently ideal) but by those measurements she is obviously overweight... if that makes any sense!
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Re: What is more reliable?

Postby Shay » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:58 pm

Body fat percentage is probably best. I've seen pics of you Carley and you are certainly not overweight! Your BMI doesnt take into account muscle mass.
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